Thursday, June 18, 2015

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Celebrate You

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project that celebrates individuality! I decided to celebrate by taking I.O.'s House die out of the box.

This card design is actually a CASE of a card I made a few years ago - a French papercrafts magazine had requested a photo without a watermark so I recreated the project for them.

These are the dies I used:
Code: DIE009-Z
Code: DIE017-V

 The edge of the 'paint' is actually the negative cut of the lower border die. I scored the lines along that panel, just adjusting the position so each point would be on a scoring line. (The yellow pencil ended up with a smudgy glue spot in a place I couldn't cover. :(

The bottom of each pencil is aluminum foil tape - it was easy to die cut and apply. The tips were cut with the tip of the die from a die cut oval to give the curved edge.

The sentiment is from a set I reach for often - Mini Messages - that has inchie-sized sentiments. Those are stamped on 1" matboard squares from Inchie Arts.

Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -

Anna @ Sassy & Sweet Notes
Daniela @ For the First Time
Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ---- you're here
Ellen @ The Serendipitous Stamper
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Karen @ Paper Lilies and Ink
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio

Remember you can enter these challenges too, using your Impression Obsession stamps! See the I.O. blog for all the details - you might even win a $25 gift certificate!! We'd love to have you join us.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Well aren't these just cleverness tied up with a bow?! So cute!

  2. So cute and creative. I love the border die.

  3. a great card for new student or even a teacher. love your idea.

  4. Super cute and creative!

  5. Love and love, beautiful project